In Wayne Now

Wayne business association hosts annual meeting and awards presentation

The Wayne Business Association held their Annual Member Meeting on Thursday, April 19 at the Wayne Art Center. Each year this event is highlighted by presenting the Ben Wilson Award and the Adelberger Award to deserving volunteers in the community.

The meeting also showcases what the WBA has been focusing on in 2017 and 2018. The WBA is proud to be an organization in existence for nearly 80 years that supports member businesses and promotes the town of Wayne through networking events, community events, marketing and working with the Radnor Township administration and Board of Commissioners. 2018 promises to be a busy year coming off a very successful 2017 that saw the 25th Anniversary of the Radnor Fall Festival and the great success of the Wayne Music Festival, new businesses opening and expanding, plans for completion of the North and South Wayne gas and water work and repaving for the end of 2018.

WBA is proud to partner with corporate sponsor. Bryn Mawr Trust in recognizing a volunteer in the community with the Benjamin V.M. Wilson award. This award is in honor of long time employee of BMT, Ben Wilson, and honors his memory by awarding an annual community service award to an individual who emulates Ben's spirit and volunteerism. Ben Wilson was a dedicated volunteer in the Wayne/Radnor Community and devoted numerous hours to various community organizations. Ben Wilson displayed many positive attributes and the WBA wishes to carry on his memory and spirit by annually acknowledging someone in the community. A $500 honorarium is given to the recipient for a charity of their choice. This year the check was presented to the Neighborhood League Shops.

This year's award winner was Carol Zionce. Carol Zionce has resided in the Wayne area for over 30 years. For over 12 years, Carol has been an active volunteer and Board Member for the Neighborhood League Shops(NLS). She currently manages the NLS's Alley Door, accepting and selling donated items which help to raise monies that provide grants to the local community. She has become a resource and a friend to the many people who shop or donate to the Alley Door.Carol also volunteers at the Radnor Memorial Library. She is actively involved in the book sale.She has made a positive impact on the culture of the library sale, bringing her expertise and passion for engaging with the community and increasing the profits from the sale.In addition, for over eleven years, Carol has worked as a steadfast and devoted volunteer for Main Line School Night, contributing her valued talent and time. She has become an integral part of MLSN, supporting many of the actives. Her impact is felt throughout the organization.

The Second Award is the Lawrence T. Adelberger award and is in honor of a founder of the Wayne Business Association, Lawrence Adelberger, who with his family owned and operated Adelberger's florists and greenhouse for over 100 years in Wayne. This award is presented to a WBA member who has dedicated their time and service to make the WBA. This year's recipient is Carol L. Jane. Carol is a WBA board member representing the Neighborhood League Shops but also is on the board of the Women's Resource Center in Wayne. Carol was nominated for this surprise award by previous award winners and was chosen because she is always willing to help get things donefor the WBA. Carol is chairof the member meeting committee as well as working in membership on recruiting and welcoming members. On hand this year as the award was presented were the Lawrence's son Ted and daughter in law Joyce.

Both award plaques were and will be on permanent display at the Radnor Memorial Library.

The Wayne Business Association is managed by a15 member board and one new member was sworn in at the Annual meeting. The board consists of: officers Chris Todd, president, owner of Christopher's, Deanna Doane, Vice President, Owner of Click Canyon Digital Marketing, Nelson Dayton, treasurer, owner of Dayton Lock and Nancy Campbell, secretary and executive director of Wayne Art Center. Board members: Greg Basile, TRU connect Now, Gloria Clawson, owner Kids n' Kribs, Andy Dickerson, co-owner of Teresa's Next Door, NEW board member, Clare Girton, Pru Fox Roach, Dr. Jenn Hartmann, owner of Strafford Chiropractic, Carol Jane, Neighborhood League Shops, Mike Libert owner, Main Line Print Shop, Cheryl Atkins-Lubinksi, owner of Integrity Eye Associates, Nan Mangine, Radnor Run, Joan Menige, nutritionist and Scott Reidenbach, Reidenbach& Associates.